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QMUL Accommodation

Hi everyone, I was just wondering about the accommodation at QMUL. I received an offer yesterday and am considering making it my firm. I was just wondering whether the pictures on the website are quite old pictures as they do seem like they haven't been updated recently. Wondering if anyone can confirm this? And if you know much about the accommodation, which are the nicest/ best value? Thanks in advance.
Original post by momina.u
Hi everyone, I was just wondering about the accommodation at QMUL. I received an offer yesterday and am considering making it my firm. I was just wondering whether the pictures on the website are quite old pictures as they do seem like they haven't been updated recently. Wondering if anyone can confirm this? And if you know much about the accommodation, which are the nicest/ best value? Thanks in advance.

Hey @momina.u,

Firstly, congrats on your offer!

The pictures on the website are accurate! All accommodation at QMUL is great and provides you with everything you need, such as all of your bills covered, a basically furnished room, a weekly clean of common areas in the flat, an extremely convenient location, and an opportunity to meet new people and make friends! That said, you don't choose by the ones are the nicest/best value (they're all nice and good value), but your personal preferences instead! In the application, you can specify the kind of room you want (i.e. whether you want an ensuite bathroom or not) and you'll be allocated a room based on your preferences. The different fees can be found here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/residences/college/fees/.

Hope this helps! :smile:
Students on campus at Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary, University Of London
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Reply 2
Original post by Queen Mary Student Ambassadors
Hey @momina.u,

Firstly, congrats on your offer!

The pictures on the website are accurate! All accommodation at QMUL is great and provides you with everything you need, such as all of your bills covered, a basically furnished room, a weekly clean of common areas in the flat, an extremely convenient location, and an opportunity to meet new people and make friends! That said, you don't choose by the ones are the nicest/best value (they're all nice and good value), but your personal preferences instead! In the application, you can specify the kind of room you want (i.e. whether you want an ensuite bathroom or not) and you'll be allocated a room based on your preferences. The different fees can be found here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/residences/college/fees/.

Hope this helps! :smile:

Thank you so much for replying to this. I was just wondering what the process would be like for renting private student accommodation? Don't know whether you will know much about this but thanks in advance!
Original post by momina.u
Hi everyone, I was just wondering about the accommodation at QMUL. I received an offer yesterday and am considering making it my firm. I was just wondering whether the pictures on the website are quite old pictures as they do seem like they haven't been updated recently. Wondering if anyone can confirm this? And if you know much about the accommodation, which are the nicest/ best value? Thanks in advance.

Hey, second year history student who lived on campus during my first year - when it comes to the pictures for the accommodation, QM uses the same pictures for different accom that is within the same price range. Meaning, what you see in the photo may not be exactly what you get, but it will be very similar. Some of the photos look outdated but, in my experience, are true to the reality of the rooms. They are not necessarily stylish or trendy rooms but they are functional.

I can't speak for other accoms, but I was in Lynden, which is a mid-price option, small block of 4 flats with 6 people and a shared kitchen in each flat. Small private en-suite (it's a shower/wet room, everything will get wet when you shower) with a single bed (storage underneath), desk, wardrobe, and shelves. It looked like it hadn't been renovated in a while (like the photos suggest) and the iron staircase up to the flats was not completely sealed meaning it did get very cold, but it was nice. It felt like a cute little community which wasn't the vibes I got from larger accom like Pooley, but it definitely lacked the endless stream of parties you would find in bigger accom. In terms of value, it wasn't bad, but that would depend on your priorities - do you need a bigger bed? Go for France House. Want to meet more people? Try a bigger block. Need a private bathroom? Look into the options. I went for mid-price point with a private bathroom, but wasn't worried about much more than that as I didn't plan on spending much time in my room.

If you are interested in private accom Scape is maybe your first port of call; lots of good extras, nice rooms, literally across the road from campus so you are as close as everyone else, but expensive. They have a website with all the details on.

Apologies for the long post, but I hope at least some of it was helpful! if you have any more questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me x
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Original post by c.donnelly
Hey, second year history student who lived on campus during my first year - when it comes to the pictures for the accommodation, QM uses the same pictures for different accom that is within the same price range. Meaning, what you see in the photo may not be exactly what you get, but it will be very similar. Some of the photos look outdated but, in my experience, are true to the reality of the rooms. They are not necessarily stylish or trendy rooms but they are functional.

I can't speak for other accoms, but I was in Lynden, which is a mid-price option, small block of 4 flats with 6 people and a shared kitchen in each flat. Small private en-suite (it's a shower/wet room, everything will get wet when you shower) with a single bed (storage underneath), desk, wardrobe, and shelves. It looked like it hadn't been renovated in a while (like the photos suggest) and the iron staircase up to the flats was not completely sealed meaning it did get very cold, but it was nice. It felt like a cute little community which wasn't the vibes I got from larger accom like Pooley, but it definitely lacked the endless stream of parties you would find in bigger accom. In terms of value, it wasn't bad, but that would depend on your priorities - do you need a bigger bed? Go for France House. Want to meet more people? Try a bigger block. Need a private bathroom? Look into the options. I went for mid-price point with a private bathroom, but wasn't worried about much more than that as I didn't plan on spending much time in my room.

If you are interested in private accom Scape is maybe your first port of call; lots of good extras, nice rooms, literally across the road from campus so you are as close as everyone else, but expensive. They have a website with all the details on.

Apologies for the long post, but I hope at least some of it was helpful! if you have any more questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me x

Thank you so much for getting back to me. What are some of the other student accommodation QMUL students usually go for? Because I would preferably like to be with other QMUL students and not too far from campus. I just want to go to QMUL as I am making it my firm but I'm not in love with the accommodation that Ive seen on the website (I'm sure it's much nicer than I think but I would like to explore the private student accommodation option too.)
Original post by momina.u
Thank you so much for getting back to me. What are some of the other student accommodation QMUL students usually go for? Because I would preferably like to be with other QMUL students and not too far from campus. I just want to go to QMUL as I am making it my firm but I'm not in love with the accommodation that Ive seen on the website (I'm sure it's much nicer than I think but I would like to explore the private student accommodation option too.)

I think most QM people in private accom choose Scape, I would also suggest looking at the university living website and Sanctuary accom
I've heard there's been issues to bugs etc in accommodation blocks, don't know which one specifically, and am just wondering if anyone has experienced that? and if so which accommodation did you stay in
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Original post by lilacprague
I've heard there's been issues to bugs etc in accommodation blocks, don't know which one specifically, and am just wondering if anyone has experienced that? and if so which accommodation did you stay in

i don't know if @c.donnelly will know much about this but they might be able to answer this as they seem like they know abit about accommodation.
Original post by lilacprague
I've heard there's been issues to bugs etc in accommodation blocks, don't know which one specifically, and am just wondering if anyone has experienced that? and if so which accommodation did you stay in

Thanks @momina.u - I'm afraid I can't comment on this as I have never heard of it happening. I will say it does seem unlikely as most people use mattress protectors and is probably just a rumor. That being said: A mattress topper and/or protector is a must for student accommodation if you can afford one, the mattress is unlikely to be comfortable and you have no idea what has been on the mattress before you
Original post by c.donnelly
Thanks @momina.u - I'm afraid I can't comment on this as I have never heard of it happening. I will say it does seem unlikely as most people use mattress protectors and is probably just a rumor. That being said: A mattress topper and/or protector is a must for student accommodation if you can afford one, the mattress is unlikely to be comfortable and you have no idea what has been on the mattress before you

Hi thanks for replying. No worries, was just something I heard
I'm in the same boat - got an unconditional offer that I'm going to make firm. What's the best accommodation for socialising? I've been to uni before and chose on that basis and had a great time! Looking to meet as many people / choose the accom with good parties and stuff!
Original post by SpikeRJParker
I'm in the same boat - got an unconditional offer that I'm going to make firm. What's the best accommodation for socialising? I've been to uni before and chose on that basis and had a great time! Looking to meet as many people / choose the accom with good parties and stuff!

@SpikeRJParker Congratulations on your offer! We can't wait to welcome you in September. :thumbsup:

The student halls that you are offered will depend on what type of degree you are doing. If you are going to study an undergraduate degree other than medicine, you will probably be given the option of one of the student halls on Mile End campus. If you are doing postgraduate studies, there is some accommodation off campus in Mile end (Stocks Court and Sherren House) and some in Statford (Aspire Point and Eleanor Rosa House). If you study medicine, you will be offered Floyer (in Whitechapel) and Dawson (in Charterhouse Square).
As a current medical student, I have personally only experienced Floyer House, which was fairly social, although Dawson is usually the more social one out of the 2. I haven't experienced the others, however, if you choose one that is on campus or close to campus, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet people (coronavirus permitting, fingers crossed!).

Amaya
4th year MBBS
Reply 12
Original post by c.donnelly
Hey, second year history student who lived on campus during my first year - when it comes to the pictures for the accommodation, QM uses the same pictures for different accom that is within the same price range. Meaning, what you see in the photo may not be exactly what you get, but it will be very similar. Some of the photos look outdated but, in my experience, are true to the reality of the rooms. They are not necessarily stylish or trendy rooms but they are functional.

I can't speak for other accoms, but I was in Lynden, which is a mid-price option, small block of 4 flats with 6 people and a shared kitchen in each flat. Small private en-suite (it's a shower/wet room, everything will get wet when you shower) with a single bed (storage underneath), desk, wardrobe, and shelves. It looked like it hadn't been renovated in a while (like the photos suggest) and the iron staircase up to the flats was not completely sealed meaning it did get very cold, but it was nice. It felt like a cute little community which wasn't the vibes I got from larger accom like Pooley, but it definitely lacked the endless stream of parties you would find in bigger accom. In terms of value, it wasn't bad, but that would depend on your priorities - do you need a bigger bed? Go for France House. Want to meet more people? Try a bigger block. Need a private bathroom? Look into the options. I went for mid-price point with a private bathroom, but wasn't worried about much more than that as I didn't plan on spending much time in my room.

If you are interested in private accom Scape is maybe your first port of call; lots of good extras, nice rooms, literally across the road from campus so you are as close as everyone else, but expensive. They have a website with all the details on.

Apologies for the long post, but I hope at least some of it was helpful! if you have any more questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me x

Hey, don’t know if you’ll know the answer to this but I applied for my accom on the final day you could, how likely is it I will get ensuite? I put both as my first options and I really want an en-suite but think I might have left it too late
The canal side halls (Chapman, Chesney) are the worse in my opinion. I'd recommend France House, Pooley, Feilden
does anyone know if QMUL has any plans to make the Covid vaccine copulsory to stay in halls?
Original post by J128371
Hey, don’t know if you’ll know the answer to this but I applied for my accom on the final day you could, how likely is it I will get ensuite? I put both as my first options and I really want an en-suite but think I might have left it too late

Hey @J128371,

If you put ensuite options as your top options, then the housing team will try to do their best to assign you a room according to your preferences! However, if you're very concerned about the kind of room you will be assigned, you can try contacting the residences team and they can better advise you on how likely it is you will get a room that matches your preferences: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/residences/acc-contact-us/!

Hope this helps!

QMUL Student Ambassador and TSR Representative
Original post by Anonymous
does anyone know if QMUL has any plans to make the Covid vaccine copulsory to stay in halls?

Hey there!

I don't believe there are any plans at the moment and you can look at the current measures that are being taken on this page for new students under the 'Guidance to Keep Us Safe'' section: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/newstudents/! If this is an issue you are concerned about, you can get in touch with the QMUL Residences team using the contact details on this page: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/residences/acc-contact-us/!

Hope this helps!

QMUL Student Ambassador and TSR Representative
hi I just received an offer for medicine at Queen Mary but im a graduate from qm so ive been put on the waiting list. I was jus wondering if any graduates have lived at Dawson halls since I really want to live there for first year if possible! would love any help @Queen Mary Student Ambassadors
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Original post by momina.u
Hi everyone, I was just wondering about the accommodation at QMUL. I received an offer yesterday and am considering making it my firm. I was just wondering whether the pictures on the website are quite old pictures as they do seem like they haven't been updated recently. Wondering if anyone can confirm this? And if you know much about the accommodation, which are the nicest/ best value? Thanks in advance.

hi, did u end up going and what are u studying?
Reply 19
Original post by momina.u
Thank you so much for getting back to me. What are some of the other student accommodation QMUL students usually go for? Because I would preferably like to be with other QMUL students and not too far from campus. I just want to go to QMUL as I am making it my firm but I'm not in love with the accommodation that Ive seen on the website (I'm sure it's much nicer than I think but I would like to explore the private student accommodation option too.)

Hi i'm transferring my tenancy of an ensuite room in scape canalside, mile end which is inside of queen mary campus and walking distance to mile end underground station. This flat gives you plenty of space and comes equipped with a bed, study area, lots of storage and an en suite shower room. You'll have your sharing kitchenette with microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge and breakfast bar dining area, and the use of onsite facilities including the gym, lounge and study spaces for the rent of £370/week

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